Booked two rooms for a boys football trip. Clarion Suites own website had a great sale that included a bottle of wine in the bar downstairs. Had booked one riverview room and one standard room but was lucky enough to get both the rooms adjoining on the river side.
Hotel has great views of the river and Crown casino. Downside to having such a great view is that you can't really enjoy it given that the balcony is barely 2ft wide!!!
Despite being directly opposite the train line and busy street below - it is VERY quiet with the doors closed and we were able to sleep with no trouble.
Room was clean and well presented. Bed was comfortable enough and plenty of blankets were supplied for chilly Melbourne night!
Bathroom was older style but clean none the less so no real complaints. The blokes enjoyed the pool too.
Had buffet breakfast in the cafe downstairs which was nice but probably a little overpriced. A short walk to a cafe around the corner and you can get a big breakfast for half the price. The hotel is fantastically located within a short stroll from the walkway over to the Casino and within minutes of everything else touristy that you may want.
It's not really a location for a romantic getaway - definitely more suitable to a family or boys trip but I would stay here again without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary High-rise Hotel situated 200 meters from aquarium & 500 meters from casino, shops & Yarra River Cruises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Suites Gateway Hotel Melbourne
- Clarion Hotel Melbourne
- Clarion Melbourne
- Melbourne Clarion